La Palma Airport

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La Palma Airport
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SPC is located in Canary Islands
Location of airport in Canary Islands
Airport type Public
Owner Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Operator Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Serves La Palma
Location Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo
Elevation AMSL 33 m / 108 ft
Coordinates 28°37′35″N 017°45′20″W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556Coordinates: 28°37′35″N 017°45′20″W / 28.62639°N 17.75556°W / 28.62639; -17.75556
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers Increase971.676
Operations Increase15.800
Cargo Increase565.3 t
Source: Spanish AIP at EUROCONTROL,[1] AENA[2]

La Palma Airport (IATA: SPCICAO: GCLA) is an airport located in Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of the city of Santa Cruz de La Palma on La Palma in the Canary Islands.[1] It is operated by Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea, who operate the vast majority of civil airports in Spain. The airport is served mainly by Binter Canarias and CanaryFly with island-hopping flights from Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

In 2014, the airport had 809,521 passengers in the 14,989 operations handled. Cargo traffic totalled 549 tonnes.[3]

New terminal[edit]

An ongoing construction project at the airport is nearing completion, with a new building containing a modern passenger terminal. The new terminal will have 25 check-in desks and 4 baggage carousels. The terminal will also have 9 boarding gates, but only 6 will be opened as the other three are still being worked on. Although the terminal will have airbridges, these will still be worked on when the terminal opens so the gates will still be accessed by foot. The new terminal is also further back than the old terminal, meaning that apron space is also maximised. There are still no plans to build a taxiway parallel to the runway, so aircraft will still have to backtaxi. The airport is also building a brand new control tower.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Zürich[5]
Binter Canarias & NAYSA Gran Canaria, Tenerife–North
Condor Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
CanaryFly Tenerife–North
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 1 November 2016),[6] London-Gatwick[7]
Enter Air Charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Germania Hamburg (begins 5 November)
Germania Flug Zürich (begins 2 November)
Iberia Express Madrid
Jetairfly Brussels
Primera Air Charter: Billund (begins 3 November 2016),[8] Copenhagen (begins 3 November 2016),[9] Helsinki (begins 22 December 2016)[10]
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester
Travel Service Charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, Nantes
Transavia Amsterdam
TUI Airlines Netherlands Amsterdam
Vueling Barcelona, Bilbao


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